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M. Com.

2nd Year

Master of Commerce

Also for:
M.Com (F &T)
M.Com (BP &CG)
M.Com (MA &FS)

Second Year

For July 2016 and January 2017 admission cycle

School of Management Studies

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi -110068
Master of Commerce (M.Com)
Second Year


Dear Students,

As explained in the Programme Guide, you have to do one Tutor Marked Assignment
for each course. We are sending the assignments of all the six courses together in
this booklet.

Assignment is given 30% weightage in the final assessment. To be eligible to appear

in the Term-End Examination, it is compulsory for you to submit the assignments as
per the schedule. Before attempting the assignments, you should carefully read the
instructions given in the Programme Guide.

These assignments are valid for two admission cycles (July 2016 and January
2017). The validity is given below:

1. Those who are enrolled in July 2016, it is valid upto June 2017.

2. Those who are enrolled in January 2017, it is valid upto December 2017.

In case you are planning to appear in June Term-End Examination, you must submit
the assignments to the Coordinator of your Study Centre latest by 15th March, 2017
and if you are planning to appear in December Term-End Examination, you must
submit them latest by 15th September, 2017.

Course Code : MCO 01
Course Title : Organization Theory and Behaviour
Assignment Code : MCO - 01 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions

1. What are various responsibilities of various level of management in an

organisation? Explain various functions and role of managers.

2. Discuss the Modern Theory of Organisation. How are they relevant in the modern

3. What is an individual behavior? Explain the operant conditioning theory of

learning. How is it different from the classical conditioning theory of leaning?

4. Differentiate between the following:

(a) Maslows and Herzbergs Theory
(b) Psychoanalystic Theory and Self Theory
(c) Autocratic or Free-rein style of leadership
(d) Intra Personal Conflict and Inter Personal Conflict
5. Briefly comment on the following statements:
(a) Cross Cultural Management
(b) Objectives of Organisational Development
(c) Overcoming Resistance to change
(d) Culture Person Compatibility
Course Code : MCO 03
Course Title : Research Methodology and Statistical analysis
Assignment Code : MCO - 03 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks
Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt al questions.

1. (a) Explain various methods of collecting praimary data along with the merits and limitations
of each of them.
(b) Describe sampling and non sampling errors that may crop up in conducting a research.
With the help of hypothetical figures, elaborate how would you determine the sample size
for your research study.
2. (a) The shape of graph offers easy and appropriate answers to several questions. Comment
upon the statement.
(b) Explain the use and importance of measure of skewness in a research study. How would
you measure the coefficient of skewness?
3. (a) Explain Spearmans Rank correlation method with the help of hypothetical figures.
(b) Discuss the uses of index numbers in analysing the data related to business and
economic activity.
4. (a) The employees of AB Co. Ltd. have to elect one out of 5 persons to place them in a
committee. Find the probability of selecting a representative that would be either male or
over the age of 35. Details of the members are as follows:

Gender Age
Male 40
Female 20
M 32
F 45
M 30

(b) A random sample of 500 flower stems has an average length of 11cm. Can this be
regarded as a sample from a large population with mean as 10.8cm and standard
deviation as 2.38cm?

(c) The duty hours per week of 10 workers, selected randomly were found to be: 6.6, 7.2,
6.8, 9.2, 6.9, 6.2, 6.7, 7.2, 9.7, 10.4 Compute 95% and 99% Confidence intervals for the
average hours of work per week per worker.
5. Write an explantory note on conclusion and genralisation.
Course Code : MCO 04
Course Title : Business Environment
Assignment Code : MCO - 04 /TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions
1. Distinguish between micro and macro environments of business. How does
technological environment affect the external business? Explain giving suitable

2. Highlight the need of Sick Industrial Company (Special Provision) Act, 1985.
Explain its objectives and applicability.

3. Explain the concept of financial market. Discuss two types of financial markets
and distinguish between them.

4. What is meant by economic planning? Discuss its long term goals in the Indian

5. Comment briefly on the following:

(a) The government introduced several measures to improve the balance of

(b) Globalisation as a policy can not have similar implications for all countries.
(c) FDI helps in accelerating the rate of economic growth of the host country.
(d) Technological change is a dynamic component of business environment.

Course Code : MCO 05
Course Title : Accounting of Managerial Decisions
Assignment Code : MCO 05/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.
1. Balance Sheet is a statement of assets and liabilities or sources and uses of
capital or both. Explain this statement.
2. How does Cash Flow Statement differ from Fund Flow Statement? Explain the
techniques of preparing a cash flow statement.
3. What do you mean by budgeting? Mention different types of budgets that a big
industrial concern would normally prepare.
4. The detail about the composition and the weekly wage rate of labour force
engaged on a job scheduled to be completed in 30 weeks are as follow:

Category of No. of Standard Actual no. of Actual

workers Labourers weekly wage Labourers weekly wage
rate rate

Skilled 75 60 70 70

Semi-skilled 45 40 30 50

Unskilled 60 30 80 20

The works get completed in 32 weeks. Calculate the labour variances.

5. Comment upon the following statements:
(a) Fixed cost per unit does not remain constant.
(b) P/V ratio can not be improved by reducing the selling price.
(c) Fixed costs are taken into account for differential cost analysis.
(d) Accounting is not concerned only with the recording of transactions.
Course Code : MCO - 06
Course Title : Marketing Management
Assignment Code : MCO-06/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.
1. What steps are involved in conducting a marketing research? Discuss them with
the help of a hypothetical marketing research project.

2. Explain the relationship between market segmentation, targeting and

positioning? Discuss various market targeting strategies adopted by companies.

3. A series of step by step process is involved in developing a product. Describe.


4. Why geographical distribution of consumers is important in pricing decision?

Explain various methods of geographical pricing.

5. Comment upon the following statements:

a) No matter how well channels are designed and managed, there will be
some conflict.
b) There is a difference between advertising and publicity.

Course Code : MCO - 07

Course Title : Financial Management
Assignment Code : MCO 07/TMA/2016-17
Coverage : All Blocks

Maximum Marks: 100

Attempt all the questions.

1. (a) Financial Management is more than procurement of funds. Explain.

(b) How is wealth maximization a better criterion than profit maximization?


2. (a) What is capital budgeting decision? Why is it significant for a firm?

(b) Explain the features of an appropriate capital structure.


3. (a) Define cost of capital. Explain its relevance in financial decision making of a

(b) Explain different approaches to the computation of cost of equity capital.


4. From the following information of Company A & Company B, compute (1)

Operating leverage (2) financial leverage and (3) combined leverage.
Particulars Company A (Rs.) Company B (Rs.)
Equity Capital 6,00,000 3,50,000
12% Debentures 4,00,000 6,50,000
Output per annum (in units) 60,000 15,000
Selling price/unit 30 250
Fixed cost per annum 7,00,000 1,40,0000
Variable cost per unit 10 75


5. (a) Discuss the factors affecting the dividend policy of a company.

(b) Explain the methods of monitoring receivables.